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Kentucky Horsemen’s Refusal to Send Churchill Signal to ADW Sites Forces 20-Percent Purse Cut

Churchill Downs Racetrack has been forced to cut purses by 20 percent, effective Wednesday, May 14, because the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (“KHBPA”) and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (“KTA”) have blocked the distribution of Churchill Downs’ simulcast signal to national advance-deposit wagering (“ADW”) sites, including TwinSpires.com., the official ADW site

Grand Obsession Wins Thursday Feature

Grand Obsession, the 2-1 favorite in a field of eight fillies and mares, rallied past 24-1 longshot Simply Seattle for a 2 ¾-length victory in Thursday’s $36,405 allowance feature at Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs Pick 6 Creates An Instant Millionaire, Super HI-5 Carryover At $866,712

A victory by a 49-1 longshot in Churchill Downs' 9th race on Wednesday made a single bettor an instant millionaire with the second-largest Pick 6 payout in track history.  But the prospect of another mammoth win remained in play as the track's new Super Hi-5 wager was not hit and a record carryover pool of $866,712 will be available for the wager on the final race on Thursday's

$410,599 Pick 6 Carryover and $331,928 Super Hi-5 Highlight Wednesdays Card!

Following a traditional three-day break after the running of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), Spring Meet racing resumes at Churchill Downs on Wednesday with large and enticing carryover pools in the track’s Pick 6 and new Super Hi-5 wagers. 

Kentucky Derby 134 Delivers Positive On-Track Results for Big Brown and Churchill Downs

The largest Kentucky Derby crowd of the 21st century gathered under the historic Twin Spires to watch undefeated Derby favorite Big Brown power through the stretch and dominate a full field of 20 horses in the Grade I Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.
 

Kentucky Oaks Summary

Near constant rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of fans at Churchill Downs as Proud Spell, the 3-1 favorite, worked her magic in Kentucky Oaks 134, dominating a field of 10 fillies as a crowd of 100,046 looked on, the ninth largest on-track gathering in Kentucky Oaks history.  The dreary weather, which forced fans from their seats during repeated downpours, did take its toll on wagering.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Patrick Henry Hughes Plays 'Call to the Post' Before Woodford Reserve on Derby Day

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Wagering on the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Woodford Reserve to be Allowed on TwinSpires.com and Xpressbet.com

Officials with Churchill Downs Racetrack announced today that TwinSpires.com, the official advanced-deposit wagering (“ADW”) site for Churchill Downs Incorporated (the “Company”), and Xpressbet.com would be accepting wagers on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Barbaro's Owners Select Equine Sculptor Alexa King to Create Barbaro Memorial at Churchill Downs

Roy and Gretchen Jackson, the owners of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, today announced that they have selected renowned equine sculptor Alexa King to portray Barbaro in bronze. The statue will become the focal point of Barbaro's official memorial and burial site at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs Opens 2008 Spring Meet

Churchill Downs kicks off its 134th Spring Meet and the celebration of Kentucky Derby Week on Saturday, April 26, as the historic home of the “Run for the Roses” opens its 52-day spring session with an 11-race program headed by the 84th running of the $100,000-added Derby Trial.